Mil-Rugged, High Sensitivity, Small SWaP InGaAs SWIR Camera: 640C

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The C-Platform is Sensors Unlimited - UTC Aerospace Systems' next generation of SWIR compact video cameras designed for applications requiring small Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP). These cameras feature a 640x512 pixel, high sensitivity InGaAs imager that does not require thermal stabilization and utilizes proprietary parameterized non-uniformity corrections algorithms to produce high quality imagery.

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The elimination of thermoelectric coolers enable the packaging of imagers and associated electronics for applications requiring very small size and low power draw. The camera provides real-time daylight to lowlight imaging in the Short Wave Infrared (SWIR) wavelength spectrum for persistent surveillance, laser detection, and penetration through fog, dust, and smoke. On-board Automatic Gain Control (AGC) is employed to address the challenges of day to night imaging. Camera Link® digital output provides for plug-and-play video with 12-bit images for digital image processing or transmission. The light-weight and compact size enables easy integration into aerial, mobile and hand-held surveillance systems. Optional NIR/SWIR technology is available to extend the sensitivity of Goodrich cameras down to 0.7 μm, offering the advantage of both Near Infrared (NIR) and Short Wave Infrared wavelength response.


  • 640 x 512 pixel format, 15 μm pitch
  • 30 Hz full frame rate
  • 1.5 W power consumption
  • High sensitivity 0.9 to 1.7 μm spectrum response imager; NIR/SWIR, from 0.7 to 1.7 μm
  • Partial moonlight to day time imaging
  • Compact size less than 1 in3
  • All solid-state InGaAs imager
  • On-board, real time non-uniformity corrections
  • Digital 12-bit base Camera Link® output
  • Automatic Gain Control (AGC)
  • Local Area Processing (LAP) dynamic range enhancement
  • Available battery pack and mounting accessories

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